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ERIC Number: EJ1208078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 1
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
ABCD's of Explaining Your Reasoning
Frensley, John
Physics Teacher, v57 n3 p202 Mar 2019
Traditional high school physics instruction often comes across as a mere extension of the mathematics classroom to many of our students. Solving numerical physics problems using structures such as the GUESS method (given, unknown, equation, substitute, solve) doesn't help students with conceptual understanding. With the advent of physics education research (PER), problem solving in physics has taken a supporting, rather than starring, role, and modern PER-based physics instruction focuses chiefly on students having to write to explain their predictions and thought processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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